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1 11 NEW JERSEY BIOLOGY COMPETENCY TEST District Test Coordinator Training May 2012 NOTE: The following presentation is specific to the May 2012 New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administration. General test administration procedures, security procedures, and procedures for testing “special” student populations are covered in the March 2012 HSPA presentation and must be adhered to for the May 2012 NJBCT. (updated 10/20/11

2 22 May 2012 NJBCT District Test Coordinator Training Handouts Table of ContentsSlides* What’s New – NJBCT3-7 Contact Information8-9 Receipt of NJBCT Test Materials10 Test Timing11-12 NJBCT Make-up Test Dates13 Returning NJBCT Answer Folders14 Pick-up NJBCT Test Booklets15 NJBCT Reports16-17 APA Students18 Who Must Take the 2012 NJBCT19-22 Testing “Special” StudentsSee HSPA Slides Pre-ID Labels & Answer Folder Gridding Test Materials30-32 Test Security & Security Forms33-40 Returning NJBCT Test Materials41-53 Special Note: The numbers referenced above are slide numbers, not page numbers. More then one slide may appear on a page.

3 33 What’s New - NJBCT Adult High Schools, DOC, JJC, DCF administer May 2012 NJBCT Day 1 & Day 2– Both Multiple-Choice Items & Performance Assessment Task (PAT) The Periodic Table of the Elements is a separate handout. (Noin test booklet) One Set of Pre-ID Labels

4 44 What’s New - NJBCT Combined Day 1 & Day 2 Answer Folder, Test Booklet, & Examiner Manual (ORANGE) Integrated May 2012 Score Reports

5 55 WHAT’S NEW NJDOE Statewide Assessments Test Security Agreement 1. MUST be signed by ALL staff trained to be examiners. 2. MUST be signed immediately after mandatory training session.

6 66 WHAT’S NEW New Codes for DCF: Department of Children & Families Old Codes: (plus three digit school code) New Codes: (plus three digit school code)

7 77 WHAT’S NEW Revised Additional Material Request Form “Scorable” Return Labels – For Used Answer Folders “Non-Scorable” Return Labels – For Test Booklets

8 88 Test Coordinator NJBCT Dr. Diane Kubinski Measurement Specialist NJBCT Score Reports Dr. Rob Akin Office Fax Website NJDOE Contact Information NJBCT

9 99 Helpline Website MI Contact Information New Jersey Biology Competency Test

10 10 RECEIPT OF NJBCT TEST MATERIALS April 23 – 27, 2012 Biology Materials Received by Districts May 8, NOON Last Day to Order Supplementary Shipments of Biology Materials from MI If you do not receive your Biology materials by noon on Monday, April 30, 2012, call MI at Your shipment will be traced and additional materials sent, if necessary.

11 11 NJBCT– Day 1 Test Timing Tuesday - May 15, 2012 Biology – Day 1 30 Multiple-Choice Items (Parts 1 & 2) 1 Performance Assessment Task (Part 3) 2 HOURS, 17 MINUTES

12 12 NJBCT – Day 2 Test Timing Wednesday - May 16, 2012 Biology – Day 2 1 Performance Assessment Task (Part 4) 30 Multiple-Choice Items (Parts 5 & 6) 2 HOURS, 7 MINUTES

13 13 Thursday - May 17, 2012Day - 1 Make-Up Friday - May 18, 2012Day - 2 Make-Up NJBCT MAKE-UP TEST DATES

14 14 RETURNING NJBCT ANSWER FOLDERS May 18-21, 2012Return ALL Used Answer Folders, Pink, Yellow, & Purple Envelopes in single shipment. Call Federal Express Air for pick-up to MI. Complete Online Test Material Return Form.

15 15 PICK-UP NJBCT TEST BOOKLETS May 21-25, 2012Test Booklets are picked-up automatically by NCD Package Express. Check ALL Test Booklets for stray Answer Folders. Do NOT use Federal Express to return Test Booklets. District will have to pay $$$$$$$. Do NOT miss NCD pick-up. If NCD must return, District will have to pay $$$$$$$. Complete Online Test Material Return Form. Mail District Return Form to MI. May 25, 2012Used Answer Folders Received AFTER this Date may NOT be reported on time.

16 16 NJBCT May 2012 REPORTS June 8 – July 6, 2012ONLINE Student Information Record Change Roster activated August 13, 2012ONLINE Student Roster posted August 27, 2012ONLINE Subject Roster, Summaries of District & School Performance posted

17 17 NJBCT ISRs & Student Stickers August 27-31, 2012 CYCLE I Hardcopy Reports in District – ISRs & Student Stickers Cycle II Report for All Testers September 26, 2012 CYCLE II Reports posted

18 18 APA STUDENTS EXEMPT FROM TAKING NJBCT  All students who are EXEMPT FROM TAKING the NJBCT MUST take the Alternate Proficiency Assessment (APA) in Biology as designated in each student’s IEP.  For enrollment purposes, a NJBCT Answer Folder MUST be submitted for all APA students receiving Biology instruction during the school year.  If an APA student responds to NJBCT items, the answer folder will be scored and an NJBCT score will be reported.

19 19 Who Must Take NJBCT 2012? ALL students enrolled in a qualifying first-time high school Biology course during the school year regardless of grade level (grades 9-AH) & scheduling configuration 11 = Resource Center Biology 12 = ESL Biology 22 = General Biology 23 = Life Science 24 = Foundations in Biology 31 = College Prep Biology 32 = Honors Biology 33 = Accelerated Biology 53 = Other (i.e., Cosmotology, Agricultural Science)

20 20 May 2012 NJBCT Advanced Placement Biology: ONLY if student did NOT take a Biology prerequisite = 41 Integrated Science: ONLY if course is an alternative to a Biology course and NOT a prerequisite for a Biology course = 52

21 21 May 2012 NJBCT For students without a Biology Pre-ID label Requisite Biology Course code (11 – 52) must be gridded in COURSE field. Scheduling Configuration code must be gridded in SCHED field: F = Full Year - September to May/June C = Current Semester - January to May/June P = Previous Semester - September to December/January

22 22 May 2012 NJBCT AT THIS TIME Students who previously failed the May 2008, May 2009, May 2010 or May 2011 Biology test do NOT re-take the test unless enrolled in a Biology course. Returning Students do NOT take NJBCT. There is no exempt from passing status. (Leave answer folder blank).

23 23 May 2012 NJBCT Overlapping College Board & NJBCT dates should not be a problem since not all AP Biology students take NJBCT. If there is an overlap for those taking the test, make-up test dates may be used. (Our office accommodates districts on an “as-needed basis” for alternate schedules).

24 24 BIOLOGY PRE-ID LABELS  Ordered on-line for Students Enrolled in Qualifying Biology Course. ORANGE  White label with ORANGE stripe  ALL unused Pre-ID Labels are to be DESTROYED.

25 25 MUST GRID – NJBCT ALL ANSWER FOLDERS The following fields MUST be gridded (if applicable)for ALL students with AND without labels:  G Grade  Test Booklet Number est Booklet Form  Supplemental Educational Services  Void  Medical Emergency  Not Present Regular

26 26 CAN GRID - NJBCT ADD,CHANGE, DELETE The following fields MUST be gridded if applicable OR if information is incorrect OR missing from a student’s label:  District/School Student ID Number  Sex  Ethnic Code (grid all that apply)  Title I  Economically Disadvantaged  Homeless  Migrant

27 27 CAN GRID - NJBCT ADD, CHANGE, DELETE (continued)  Limited English Proficient  504  Special Education  SE/504 Accommodations  IEP Exempt From Passing  IEP Exempt From Taking (APA required)  Time In District  Time In School

28 28 CAN GRID - NJBCT ADD, CHANGE, DELETE (continued)  Sending County / District / School Codes  Biology Course Level  Schedule Configuration

29 29 CANNOT GRID - NJBCT RECORD CHANGE PROCESS ONLY The following fields must NOT be gridded for students that have labels. If gridded in error, they MUST be erased completely.  Name  Date of Birth  State Identification Number  Testing Site County / District / School Codes

30 30 One Version: Combined Day 1 & Day 2

31 31 One Version: Combined Day 1 & Day 2

32 32 This will be a Separate Handout

33 33 BIOLOGY SECURITY FORMS & PACKING LISTS  Authorization Form & Delivery Ticket  District Box Summary  District Packing List  School Box List  District Overage Packing List  School Packing List  District Receipt Form  School Security Checklists – District Overage  School Security Checklists  Makeup Security Checklist  District Return Form & Pick-up Ticket  Statewide Assessments Test Security Agreement

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36 36 One Form: Both Day 1 & Day 2 Materials

37 37 LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP DISTRICT OVERAGE CDS OPEN ME FIRST

38 38 SPARTA TOWNSHIP DR. THOMAS MORTON SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL 70 W. MOUNTAIN AVENUE SPARTA, NJ CDS Code: Test BookletsAnswer Folders Ancillary Materials Package _1__ of ____

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54 54 RETURNING NJBCT MATERIALS May 18-21, 2012DAYS to Return All Used Answer Folders, Pink, Yellow, & Purple Envelopes to MI via Federal Express. May 21-25, 2012Test Booklets picked up by NCD Package Express for return to MI. May 25, 2012Used Answer Folders received by MI AFTER this date may NOT be processed in time for reporting.

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